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Imputation and Weighting for Survey Data
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Dr Pamela Campanelli
Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London (tbc)
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After survey data are collected and before analysis, it may be necessary to use imputation and weighting strategies.
Item non-response is best handled with imputation. The course starts by looking at the pros and cons of older simplistic methods of imputation, then more sophisticated methods and ends this section with a discussion of multiple imputation and maximum likelihood as an alternative.
Unit non-response is best handled with weighting. But weighting is also used for unequal selection probabilities, calibrating to population totals, etc. This course considers all the stages and aspects of weighting.
For both of these topics, the course presents the debates in the literature, but also includes real life examples. The course does not focus on specific software but rather on the decisions to be made in choosing an appropriate method and the principles of implementing a method. Practical workshop sessions with both discussion and some calculations will help to put learning into practice.
By the end of the course, participants will:
Who will benefit?
Both participants who want to use imputation and weighting strategies on their data but also participants who want some knowledge of these topics for critiquing other’s work.
Participants need knowledge and experience of survey statistics and sampling. The SRA course on “Sampling and an Introduction to Weighting” would also be a good prerequisite.
Dr Pamela Campanelli is a Survey Methods Consultant and runs The Survey Coach business. She is also a Chartered Statistician, Chartered Scientist and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has worked at the University of Michigan, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, ISER at the University of Essex, and NatCen Social Research. She has both led and been a team member on ESRC grants (one on survey non-response and one on measurement error in mixed mode surveys). She regularly teaches short courses in the UK and abroad for government departments, survey research companies, universities, as well as for various other institutions and businesses.
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
£260. Members of SRA receive a 25% discount and pay £195.
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Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Imputation , Weighting
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